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Senior Accountant in Sun Prairie at QBE

Date Posted: 5/15/2018

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Sun Prairie
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

Contribute to effective and efficient accounting and reporting procedures by analyzing complex accounting issues, collaborating with key stakeholders, providing analytics, implementing best practices and completing designated reporting, budgeting, planning and accounting functions to ensure compliance with company and regulatory requirements.

Primary responsibilities
• Complete and deliver designated financial reports and accounting procedures in a timely and accurate fashion by ensuring compliance with regulatory and company requirements
• Support team member development by reviewing and analyzing complex accounting issues, communicating feedback to team members, sharing knowledge, resolving questions and providing recommendations on best practices to support the achievement of business objectives
• Drive continuous improvement by identifying, developing and implementing process and system solutions, monitoring accounting procedures, proposing automation opportunities, analyzing results and researching discrepancies
• Support internal and external audit requests and inquiries by coordinating the completion and review of assigned audit files and identifying, understanding and implementing regulatory and operational changes to accounting policies, procedures and deliverables
• Facilitate efficient and effective team operations by reviewing complex accounting transactions, responding to inquiries, assisting with ad hoc requests, sharing knowledge and resources and recommending process improvements
• Build relationships with internal and external stakeholders by providing support and guidance for accounting inquiries, ensuring accurate and timely completion of accounting functions and communicating process changes and improvements
• Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value “can do” people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
• Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives

Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience: 4 years relevant experience

Licenses/Certifications: NA

Preferred Qualifications
Education: NA
Experience: Extensive accounting experience; statutory reporting experience; insurance industry background
Licenses/Certifications: Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

• Advanced working knowledge of Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
• In-depth working knowledge of products and concepts relating to the financial services industry, including financial instruments, financial management, insurance principles and cash and capital principles
• Applied working knowledge of finance technology processes, procedures, solutions and best practices
• Working knowledge of continuous improvement methodology and principles

• Critically review, analyze, synthesize, compare, and interpret information; use logical approach to analyze issues
• Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
• Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal
• Evaluate implications of project outcomes to identify opportunities for continuous improvement
• Communicate information in a clear, well-organized, and professional manner
• Provide technical and regulatory compliance support

• Analyze and synthesize complex information to form options and recommendations; utilize effective research and investigative techniques
• High attention to detail; follow established guidelines to focus on details and complete tasks attentively and thoroughly
• Encourage and build mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members; share expertise
• Anticipate obstacles and challenges, identify root cause and strategize plans to address
• Build long-term collaborative working relationships with senior managers across the business
• Continuously working toward improving education background; maintain current knowledge of developments in relevant field

Work environment
Travel frequency: NA

Physical demands: General office jobs
Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 pounds.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.